born on 5/11/1973 in Firminy, Loire, France
Links www.emmanuelle-bertrand.com (French)
Emmanuelle Bertrand (born 5 November 1973 in Firminy, Loire), is a French cellist.
Her recordings as a soloist or together with the pianist Pascal Amoyel have received the highest musical awards : Cannes Classical Award, Diapason d'Or, Choc of the Monde de la musique, etc. She also received a Victoire de la musique classique in 2002 and has been decorated as a "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
Together with the pianist Pascal Amoyel and the director Jean Piat, she created in 2005 the theatral concert "Block 15".
Among the artists of her generation, Emmanuelle Bertrand is one the cellists who impressed me much. Her interpretation fully satisfied me for the transparency of her sound, her rhythmic strictness, her technical perfection, the brio of her playing. I do not hesitate to claim that she is a true revelation to me.— Henri Dutilleux.
Oeuvres pour Violoncelle Seul (Works for solo cello). Works by Henri Dutilleux (Trois strophes sur le nom de SACHER), Hans Werner Henze (Serenade), George Crumb (Sonate), Gyorgy Ligeti (Sonate), Nicolas Bacri (Suite no. 4). Radio France. Harmonia Mundi, HMN 911699, 2000.
Le violoncelle parle (The cello speaks). Works by Benjamin Britten (Suite for solo violoncello no. 3 op. 87), Gaspar Cassado (Suite ofr solo violoncello), Pascal Amoyel (Itinerance), Zoltán Kodály (Sonata for solo violoncello op. 8). CD and DVD ("le violoncelle parle," un film de Christian Leble). Harmonia Mundi, HMN 902078, 2011.